CHARLESTON -- A New Haven couple is claiming 76 companies are responsible for a lung cancer diagnosis.
On Nov. 5, Larry B. Gilland was diagnosed with lung cancer, according to a complaint filed Dec. 14 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Gilland was employed at Foote Mineral from 1966 until 1983. He claims he has never smoked.
The defendants are being sued for negligence, contaminated buildings, breach of express/implied warranty, strict liability, intentional tort, conspiracy, misrepresentations and post-sale duty to warn, according to the suit.
Gilland and his wife, Brenda K. Gilland, are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved. They are being represented by Edwin W. Pancake and Victoria Antion.
The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.
The 76 defendants named in the suit are 3M Company; A.W. Chesterton Company; Aurora Pump Company; Borg-Warner Corporation; Buffalo Pumps, Inc.; BW IP, Inc.; Caterpillar, Inc.; Certainteed Corporation; Chevron U.S.A., Inc.; Chicago Pump Company; Clark Equipment Company; Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc.; Copes-Vulcan, Inc.; Crane Company; Crown, Cork & Seal USA, Inc.; DeZurik, Inc.; Eaton Electrical, Inc.; Elliott Company; ExxonMobil Oil Corporation; F.B. Wright Company; Fairmont Supply Company; Flowserve US, Inc., a/k/a Nordstrom Valves; Flowserve US, Inc. f/k/a Durco International, Inc.; Flowserve US, Inc. f/k/a Flowserve FSD Corporation; FMC Corporation; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; George V. Hamilton, Inc.; General Electric Company, Inc.; Goulds Pumps, Inc.; Greene Tweed & Company; Henry Vogt Machine Company; Honeywell International f/k/a Allied Signal, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc.; I.U. North America, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll-Rand Company; Invensys Systems, Inc.; ITT Corporation; John Crane, Inc.; Kelsey-Hayes Company; Lockheed Martin Corporation; McJunkin Corporation; McNally Industries; Met Pro Corporation; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc.; Nagle Pumps; Nitro Industrial Coverings, Inc.; Ohio Valley Insulating Company, Inc.; Owens-Illinois, Inc.; Pneumo Abex Corp.; Rapid American Corporation; Riley Power, Inc.; Rockwell Automations, Inc.; Rust Engineering & Construction, Inc.; Rust Constructors, Inc.; Rust International, Inc.; Roper Pump Company; Schneider Electric USA, Inc.; Sterling Fluid Systems (USA), LLC; Stockham Valves & Fittings; Spirax Sarco, Inc.; Sundyne Corporation; Taco, Inc.; Tasco Insulations, Inc.; the William Powell Company; Tyco Flow Control Company, LLC; UB West Virginia, Inc.; Uniroyal, Inc.; Viacom, Inc.; Viking Pump Company; Vimasco Corporation; Warren Pumps, Inc.; Waukesha Cherry-Burrell; Yale Materials Handling Corporation; and Zurn Industries, Inc.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-2234